New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts




EDUCATION
New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts
NOCCA is housed in the Lower Cotton Press Building, located on the Mississippi River in the Faubourg Marigny, a historic neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter.

The design includes the retrofitting of two of the oldest structures in the complex to form a courtyard, providing a gateway to the school from Chartres Street. Adjacent to these historical structures is a new, three-story, elliptical structure that steps up toward the curve of the river. The NOCCA campus includes a 300-seat dance theater and a 200-seat experimental and recital theater. The campus also includes a library, classrooms, galleries, and studios to accommodate NOCCA’s various creative arts programs.
client/owner:
NOCCA Institute
New Orleans, LA
cost/size/completion:
$16.5 million
170,000 sf
1997
our role:
Joint venture with another local architectural firm providing complete architectural design services
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